The Deluded Diva

“The Rules” adopted by 21st century men


Do you remember that 1995 best seller for women called “The Rules”? The book’s basic premise is that, in order to attract and marry the man of her dreams, a woman should play hard to get. The authors promised happy relationships and happy marriages to the readers who follow their 35 specific rules.

Rule Numero Uno was that when a relationship doesn’t work out, you brush away a tear so that it doesn’t smudge your makeup and you move on!  But now I discover someone has come up with a list of rules from a male prospective.  Please note they are all numbered “1”.  I guess it’s a ” guy thang.”

Guy Rules:

1. Learn to work the toilet seat. You’re a big girl. If it’s up, put it down.
We need it up, you need it down. You don’t hear us complaining about you leaving it down.
1. Crying is blackmail.
1. Ask for what you want. Let us be clear on this one: Subtle hints do not work! Strong hints do not work! Obvious hints do not work! Just say it!
1. Yes and No are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question.
1. Come to us with a problem
only if you want help solving it. That’s what we do. Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for.
1. Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument. In fact, all comments become Null and void after 7 Days.
1. If you think you’re fat, you probably are. Don’t ask us..
1. If something we said can be interpreted two ways and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the
other one
1. You can either ask us to do something. Or tell us how you want it done.
Not both. If you already know best how to do it, just do it yourself.
1. Whenever possible, Please say whatever you have to say during commercials..
1. Christopher Columbus did
NOT need directions and neither do we.
1. ALL men see in only 16 colors, like Windows default settings. Peach, for example, is a fruit, not A color. Pumpkin is also a fruit. We have
no idea what mauve is.
1. If it itches, it
will be scratched. We do that.
1. If we ask what is wrong and you say ‘nothing,’ We will act like nothing’s wrong.  We know you are lying, but it is just not worth the hassle.
1. If you ask a question you don’t want an answer to, Expect an answer you don’t want to hear.
1. When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear is fine…
Really .
1. Don’t ask us what we’re thinking about unless you are prepared to discuss such topics as NASCAR
, or Football or golf, or Darts etc.

1. You have enough clothes, and you have too many shoes.
1. I am in shape.
Round IS a shape!
1. Thank you for reading this.
Yes, I know, I have to sleep on the couch tonight;But did you know men really don’t mind that? It’s like camping.

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